BOSTON (CBS) – The Patriots attempted just 22 passes in their Week 2 win in Minnesota, just one week after attempting 56 in their season-opening loss.

Through a balanced attack that included big defensive and special teams plays, as well as a 100-yard rusher and efficient quarterbacking, the Patriots trounced the Vikings 30-7 and appear to have, at least at the moment, righted the ship.

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Playcalling is always a major second guess for us Monday morning quarterbacks, particularly the run/pass ratio. You hear all the time that offensive lineman love running the ball more so than passing, but does that sentiment hold true for the Patriots?

The man tasked with protecting Tom Brady’s blindside, left tackle Nate Solder, spoke with Andy Gresh and Scott Zolak Tuesday afternoon.

“When you get some of those great pass rushers and you try to throw deep passes, sometimes the play can be tough. When you put the ball on the ground you can kind of beat them up a little bit,” Solder said on the advantages of running. “We kind of like doing that, but we also have to be willing to do both and be really good at both.”

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Solder also talked about learning to play with his new linemates, his UFO sighting and much more.

Listen below for the full interview!

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